Scotland possesses five major airports – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Prestwick and Inverness – and many other smaller centres. The principal problem is that of limited European connections and very few long haul flights to international destinations. Compared to other small European countries, we are poorly served. In essence, our long haul flights centre on London Heathrow, Gatwick and Amsterdam and increasingly Dublin.
What happens after there is a Yes vote? The answer is important. Before the referendum, the Westminster Government will have no truck with discussions or pre-negotiations in the event of a Yes vote. To do so would give the Yes side the very credence its refusal is designed to avoid.